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Hong Kong English quiz No 3


This quiz tests your knowledge of natural language (British English). Note, some of the answer choices are grammatically correct but not very commonly used or not natural.

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1  Which of the following is correct?
 I like listening to music. Besides, I like dancing.
 Besides I like dancing, I like listening to music.
 Besides listening to music, I like dancing.
 I like listening to music besides I like dancing.
2  Which of the following is the most natural in spoken English?
 Our living environment is very good.
 We live in a very nice area.
 We live in a very good environment.
 Our environment is very good.
3  In my job I have to
 deal with members of the public.
 face members of the public.
 confront members of the public.
 deal members of the public.
4  Last summer I
 went travelling on a package tour to Thailand.
 joined a package tour to Thailand.
 went on a package tour to Thailand
 travelled on a package tour to Thailand.
5  I had known her for a year before _____________she was married with three children
 I knew
 I had known
 I found out
 I had found
6  I have known Jennifer since we ________________ on a training course.
 knew each other
 met
 met together
 found out
7  If we went to Switzerland, we could go skiing.
 On the other hand, it would be rather expensive.
 Besides, it would be rather expensive.
 Moreover, it would be rather expensive.
 Despite, it would be rather expensive.
8  Which is the most natural? There was a wide selection of ____________ at the party
 alcohol
 wine
 alcoholic drinks
 drunk
9  Last week I spoke to _______________________ on the phone
 one of your staffs
 your staff
 your staffs
 one of your staff
10  Which is the most natural?
 What is your exact job?
 What is your job nature?
 What do you do exactly?
 What are your job duties?